Police warn parents to check their children’s candy after sewing needle is found at Kit Kat bar
By Lauren M. Johnson, CNN
(CNN) – Ohio police say they are disturbed after two sewing needles are found in halloween candy.
The candy was tampered with after a sleight of hand across town on Saturday night, Fostoria police said in a statement on Sunday.
âAlthough we are only aware of 2 candies involved, we take this seriously and are appalled that someone is to the point of wanting to harm children in our community,â said Chef Keith Loreno.
Police said it was unclear which street the child got the candy on, but they are warning everyone to check their child’s bags.
A local hospital, the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, has offered to provide x-rays of all sweets handed out during the event, using a portable x-ray machine, from Monday, police said.
In footage of the tainted candy shared by police, part of a Kit Kat bar is broken, revealing a needle inside. Another image shows a bag of Sour Patch Kids with a small hole in the side.
Fostoria police called the find “disturbing” in a Facebook post, and they are looking for the responsible.
Even though events like this are frightening, University of Delaware professor Joel Best, who has been tracking fake Halloween candy since 1958, told CNN it’s not common.
“I can’t find any evidence that a child has ever been killed or seriously injured by a contaminated treat picked up during a sleight of hand,” Best said.
“Although reports of tainted treats do occur, I know of only two efforts to try to investigate the reports of tainted treats; both concluded that most were hoaxes.”
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